Proclamations

The ‘Ōhi’a lehua tree is the most abundant native tree and comprises approximately 80 percent of the Hawaiian Islands’ rainforests. ‘Ōhi’a lehua trees are vital to our ecosystem, providing shelter and food for numerous native birds, insects, and other invertebrates, and helping to replenish our island aquifers which provide drinking and irrigation water for our ...
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For decades, Frank has delighted scores of people with his unmatched wit and talent. His experience in Hawaii’s entertainment industry and lifelong charitable pursuits have given him a perspective unlike any other.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) occurs when a baby’s diaphragm fails to fully form, resulting in the movement of abdominal organs, such as intestines, stomach, and liver, into the chest cavity and preventing lung growth.

National Volunteer Week was first established in April 1974 by Presidential Proclamation and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week.

A quality education is one of the significant foundations for the continuing success of our state, our country, and our society at large; and in the state of Hawaiʻi we strive for the betterment of all of our citizens through an increased focus on education and sharing.  

Public safety telecommunicators — often referred to as 9-1-1 dispatchers — are the first and most critical contact for citizens in emergency situations.

Public health professionals promote health and well-being, prevent disease and injury, promote healthy lifestyles, preserve a clean and healthy environment, and assure basic physical and mental healthcare.

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, originated in 1975, was created to increase public awareness and understanding of the essential role medical laboratorians play in helping physicians with patient care.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has been observed every year since 1981 and is a week that is dedicated to learning about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community; and promoting laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime.